Well...for that, you need a C on-the-fly interpreter. While they do exist, you certainly don't need it for your project (and I won't link to one because of that). You say that you used a sub in another file and eval'ed it? I imagine that you open it, read it, and eval it. While this may work, it is not efficient and wholly unnecessary since Perl has built-in functionality to do exactly this- namely require
, or some combination thereof. If you had done that, your solution would be now far more obvious. All you would have to do is compile your converted Perl to C function into an object file (or even a shared object! whoa!) and then link to it from your main script. While they may be interesting, C interpreters are at best sluggish and easily avoidable. Good luck!
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